Traffic Signal Timing: Jackson Rd at New Hackensack Rd

Getting through this intersection requires setting a new bicycle land speed record:

Signal Timing 2015-09-18 - New Hackensack Rd at Jackson Dr - Yellow at 3 s

Signal Timing 2015-09-18 – New Hackensack Rd at Jackson Dr – Yellow at 3 s

From a standing start, anyway: that yellow appeared 3 s after we got the green!

Seven seconds later (10 s after the green), I’m pretty close to the fog line on the far┬áside of the intersection, but crossing traffic seen the green:

Signal Timing 2015-09-18 - New Hackensack Rd at Jackson Dr - Opposing Green at 10 s

Signal Timing 2015-09-18 – New Hackensack Rd at Jackson Dr – Opposing Green at 10 s

That intersection seems to be controlled by the Dutchess County DPW, but it’s pretty obvious they don’t have any bicyclists on their staff…

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  1. #1 by ewf on 2015-09-23 - 15:57

    Where are those “smart” traffic lights — that sense the volume and type of traffic — that IEEE articles keep telling us are just about ready?

    • #2 by Ed on 2015-09-23 - 19:56

      Around here, the sensors barely detect motorcycles most of the time. Bicycles, not so much.

      I think smart traffic signals will arrive soon after the flying cars they promised me, back in the day…

      • #3 by Red County Pete on 2015-09-23 - 22:27

        I wouldn’t advocate installing a strobe such as buses and emergency vehicles use….

        [Walks away, whistling innocently.]

        • #4 by Ed on 2015-09-24 - 08:57

          That would surely be illegal, but, IIRC, sensor loops oscillate somewhere in the VLF range… dum-dee-dum…